|Rag Radio 2010-10-19 / Texas Jail Reform Activist Diana Claitor - Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer|
Diana Claitor is director and co-founder of the Texas Jail Project, an organization dedicated to improving conditions for the approximately 70,000 people incarcerated in Texas jails on any given day. TJP, formed in 2006, does regular monitoring of the state Jail Commission and publicizes the widespread abuse and neglect in approximately 250 county facilities in Texas. Austin resident Claitor is also a writer and historical researcher -- working with the Dolph Briscoe for American History and for...
Keywords: Rag Radio; Diana Claitor; Texas Jail Project; Jail Reform; Texas History; Thorne Dreyer
|People United - November 12, 2010 - Allan Campbell|
Episode features activist, author, and fourth-generation Gulf Coast shrimper Diane Wilson on the founding of the Texas Jail Project and its relation to her nonviolent civil disobedience, now chronicled in her forthcoming book _Diary of an Eco-Outlaw: An Unreasonable Woman Breaks the Law for Mother Earth_. She spoke at the home of Virginia Raymond and Tom Kolker in Austin, Texas, on November 6, 2010.
Keywords: People United; 91.7 FM; KOOP Radio; Austin TX; community radio; Diane Wilson; Seadrift TX; Calhoun County; Gulf Coast; shrimper; fisherwoman; fisherman; civil disobedience; hunger strikes; environmental activism; peace activism; anti-war activism; analysis; reminisence; memoir; Diary of an Eco-Outlaw; Diary of an Outlaw; Victoria County Jail; Texas Jail Project; Diana Claitor; Union Carbide; Dow Chemical; Bhopal; Iraq; Halliburton; BP; Code Pink; Houston; fundraiser; Dick Cheney; Richard Cheney; Tom DeLay; Mona Knutsen; Ramona Knutsen; criminal justice; law enforcement; incarceration; jail; race; gender; class; people of color; women; working class; movement building; history; current events